Review: The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta

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Publication Date:
August 14th 2012 by Candlewick Press
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Goodreads Summary
Award-winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca – but five years have passed, and now it’s Thomas Mackee who needs saving. After his favorite uncle was blown to bits on his way to work in a foreign city, Tom watched his family implode. He quit school and turned his back on his music and everyone that mattered, including the girl he can’t forget.
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Waiting on Wednesday: All Closed Off

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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All Closed Off (Rusk University #4) by Cora Carmack

Publication Date: November 24th 2017

Goodreads Summary
Stella Santos is fine.

Maybe something terrible happened to her that she can’t even remember. And maybe it drives her crazy when her friends treat her like she’s on the verge of breaking because of it. Maybe it feels even worse when they do what she asks and pretend that it never happened at all. And maybe she’s been getting harassing emails and messages for months from people who don’t even know her, but hate her all the same.

But none of that matters because she’s just fine.

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Review: Chasing Impossible by Katie McGarry

252633991Chasing Impossible (Pushing the Limits #5) by Katie McGarry
Publication Date: July 1st 2016 by Harlequin Teen
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
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Goodreads Summary
Tough and independent, 17-year-old Abby lets very few people into her inner circle. It’s common knowledge in her Kentucky town that she deals drugs, but not even her closest friends know why. But when a deal goes south and Abby’s suddenly in danger, she finds herself reluctantly forced to lean on daredevil Logan—a boy whose restless spirit matches her own.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Love, Life and the List

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Love, Life and the List by Kasie West

Publication Date: March 27th 2018

Goodreads Summary
Seventeen-year-old Abby Turner’s summer isn’t going the way she’d planned. She has a not-so-secret but definitely unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper. She hasn’t been able to manage her mother’s growing issues with anxiety. And now she’s been rejected from an art show because her work “has no heart.” So when she gets another opportunity to show her paintings Abby isn’t going to take any chances.

Which is where the list comes in.

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Review: Take Me On by Katie McGarry

18333898Take Me On (Pushing the Limits #4) by Katie McGarry
Publication Date:
May 27th 2014 by Harlequin TEEN 
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
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Goodreads Summary
Champion kickboxer Haley swore she’d never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can’t stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she’d stay away from. Yet he won’t last five seconds in the ring without her help.

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Discussion: Why I Read Contemporary

Contemporary – living or occurring at the same time.

Contemporary books have always been a go-to of mine. I can find a contemporary book to fit any occasion. From the fluffy romances, to the exploration of our complex world, contemporary books have a lot to offer us. Here are the qualities I love most in a contemporary novel.

Reality

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Waiting on Wednesday: Starry Eyes

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

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Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

Publication Date: April 3rd 2018

Goodreads Summary
Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets.

But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together.

What could go wrong?

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